Seminal peroxidase positive cells are not an adequate indicator of asymptomatic urethral genital infection

C L Barratt, A Robinson, R C Spencer, G R Kinghorn, A White, P E Harrison, E Kessopoulou, I D Cooke

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Abstract

The relationship between asymptomatic urethral infection and seminal white blood cells, as detected using the peroxidase enzyme system, was examined. Eighty-four semen donors were tested. Twenty-four (29%) were diagnosed as having an active urethral genital infection. There was no statistical relationship between the total number of concentrations of peroxidase-positive cells and a urethral genital infection. Further studies should concentrate on the subtypes of seminal leucocytes and their surface receptors using monoclonal antibodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Andrology
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1990

Keywords

  • Humans
  • Leukocytes/metabolism
  • Male
  • Peroxidase/metabolism
  • Regression Analysis
  • Semen/cytology
  • Urethral Diseases/diagnosis
  • Urethritis/metabolism

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